Author(s): Annette Wells
This book tells the stories behind the establishment of the historic churches throughout the Nelson countryside. The early European settlers, of all denominations, built places for worship that also served as focal points for their growing communities. A very high proportion of these predominantly wooden churches are still being used for their original purpose. Some have undergone modifications and modernisation, but still retain their essential character. 37 surviving country churches are included in this book. As well as detailing the origins of the churches and their acrhitectural features and layout, the founding families, some key personalities and other interesting historical information are also included. Annette Wells has combined her interests in writing and photography and she and her late husband Donald have contributed most of the colour photographs, many of which have featured in their photographic exhibitions.